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RE: [cdt-dev] Tensilica

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Schaefer, Doug [mailto:dschaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:30 AM
> To: 'cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: RE: [cdt-dev] Tensilica
> Thanks, Chris, it sounds like you guys are working on some 
> very interesting stuff.  We are also looking at ways to 
> provide automated makefile generation for the CDT.  This 
> sounds like a great opportunity to share some ideas and maybe 
> help eachother with the effort.  And I'm sure a lot of others 
> might have some input in this area as well.
> How does everyone feel about setting up a teleconference 
> where we can do some brainstorming? 

A conference call sounds like a good idea. 
I'd also like to welcome Chris and Tensilica to the CDT. 
The more interested people using the CDT, the better the interface we
provide will be.

Go CDT!!


> Cheers, 
> Doug Schaefer 
> Rational Software 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Chris Songer [mailto:songer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 8:12 PM 
> To: cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx 
> Subject: [cdt-dev] Tensilica 
> Hi! 
> Tensilica has started some development with eclipse and the cdt and I 
> wanted to drop the dev list an email to let you all know who 
> we are and 
> broadly what we are doing. 
> Briefly, Tensilica sells processor intellectual property to 
> people who are 
> making chips. The Tensilica processor architecture is called 
> Xtensa and was 
> designed for the embedded market. It is differentiated 
> against the obvious 
> competitors by small code size, "configurability" and 
> "extendability." We 
> are privately held, have been in business about 5 years, and 
> have 100+ 
> people world wide and lots of customers. More details are 
> available at 
> We are looking at supporting our processor with Eclipse/cdt 
> and have a 
> small team of people inside the company who have been working 
> on it for the 
> last month or so. We will have a better feel for our feature 
> direction once 
> we have a prototype up and working and can get some usability 
> testing in. 
> To your credit, we already have our gnu tools integrated with 
> the cdt, are 
> building (and sort of running) applications built with it and 
> have been 
> adding what we consider to be the essential missing features 
> for us to 
> release for a usability test. Most notable among these features are 
> Makefile generation, project targets and support for things 
> about which 
> only our customers could possibly care. :) 
> Though our feature goals are not yet set, I am certain that 
> many of the 
> features will be of general interest to people wanting to 
> develop C with 
> Eclipse or to port Eclipse/cdt to another processor 
> architecture. It is our 
> intent to develop those features of broad interest with input 
> from the 
> community and to distribute them back to the community as quickly as 
> possible and feasible for us. 
> I'm happy to chat with anyone who has any further questions 
> about who we 
> are or what we are doing. 
> Thanks! 
> -Chris 
> songer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> Voice: 408 327 7341 Fax 408 986 8919 
> Director of Platform Engineering, Tensilica Inc 
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